Category: PhotographyBLOG

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Win DxO Optics Pro 10, Film Pack and Viewpoint!

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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We've teamed up with DxO to give away DxO Optics Pro 10, Film Pack and Viewpoint!

DxO Photo Suite - The ultimate combination of power and creativity integrated in a unique and intuitive interface

DxO Photo Suite includes:

DxO Optics Pro - Thanks to DxO OpticsPro’s exclusive technologies, instantly correct all the optical defects of your equipment, remove digital noise even at high sensitivities, recover fine details and textures in dark or burnt areas, and bring out all the nuances of color in your images. With DxO OpticsPro’s outstanding performance, bring out the best in your RAW and JPEG photos in just a few clicks, regardless of shooting conditions.

- Prime denoising technology

- Clearview haze removal

- Smart Lighting exposure optimisation

- Automatic optical corrections

DxO FilmPack - Rediscover the style, the colors, and the grain of more than 80 legendary analog films, faithfully thanks to DxO’s exclusive calibration process. Combine many original renderings with filter, vignetting, blur, texture, frame, or light leak effects to give your photos a unique look. Preserve the quality of your digital images thanks to support for RAW format and benefit from DxO’s unsurpassed powerful processing.

- 120 styles, 80 of which are legendary analog films

- Black & White conversion

- Designer presets for creative control

DxO ViewPoint - As a standalone application and as a plugin, DxO ViewPoint offers simple visual tools for making spectacular corrections, along with advanced controls for unrivaled precision.

- Resolve the most complex perspective problems

- Correction of volume deformation

- Distortion correction

As complementary plugins, DxO ViewPoint and DxO FilmPack integrate perfectly within DxO OpticsPro. All their features are directly accessible in integrated palettes, allowing you to apply your corrections to any RAW or JPEG image being processed. Further, you don’t have to change anything about your workflow: DxO OpticsPro is completely compatible with Lightroom.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

i1 Display Pro & ColorChecker Passport Bundle Winner

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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Sergio Gutierrez is the lucky winner of a fantastic i1 Display Pro & ColorChecker Passport bundle! Congratulations!

i1 Display Pro & ColorChecker Passport bundle - Take control of your colour in camera and on screen.

The i1DisplayPro is the ultimate solution for the most demanding photographers looking for on screen colour accuracy. Photographers know that calibrated and profiled display is a critical element in an efficient digital workflow. Nobody wants to spend hours at their monitor perfecting images or video only to find that their display wasn’t accurately representing their digital files. What you see on your monitor (or projector) has to match your digital file or you will never be happy with the result, no matter how much time you devote to perfecting it.

ColorChecker Passport is a powerful 'capture to edit' colour solution for any photographer looking for more accurate, consistent colour and creative flexibility ColorChecker Passport combines three photographic targets into one pocket size protective, self-standing case that adjusts to any scene. Together with the included camera calibration software, it allows you to capture a scene accurately and then creatively edit it.

In addition, to complete the ultimate photographic workflow this bundle also comes with the option to purchase a 1 year Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan for just £86 (15% discount).

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Camera of the Year 2014

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This week we’re revealing our favourite products from last year in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2014.

Our sixth and final award is for Camera of the Year 2014, which goes to the Fujifilm X-T1.

“The new Fujifilm X-T1 is the best X-series camera to date, and one of the best interchangeable lens cameras, mirrorless or otherwise, that we've ever had the pleasure of reviewing.”

Read the Full Review

Congratulations to Fujifilm and the X-T1!

Friday, January 9, 2015

DSLR Camera of the Year 2014

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This week we’re revealing our favourite products from last year in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2014.

The DSLR Camera of the Year 2014 award goes to the Nikon D750.

“...the new D750 is an excellent addition to Nikon's ever-expanding full-frame line-up. It isn't a true successor to the 6-year-old D700, or just a cheaper, less well-specified version of the D810 - instead, the D750 is a compelling camera in its own right that actually out-performs the D810 in some areas.”

Read the Full Review

Congratulations to Nikon and the D750!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Compact System Camera of the Year 2014

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This week we’re revealing our favourite products from last year in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2014.

The Compact System Camera of the Year 2014 award goes to the Samsung NX1.

“The Samsung NX1 majors in two key areas - features and image quality - and backs them up with excellent handling and customisability, solid build quality, and importantly a very reasonable price tag for everything that's on offer.”

Read the Full Review

Congratulations to Samsung and the NX1!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Compact Camera of the Year 2014

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This week we’re revealing our favourite products from last year in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2014.

The Compact Camera of the Year 2014 award goes to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100.

“The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is the most capable compact camera that we've ever reviewed, offering a mouth-watering combination of cutting edge technology, excellent image quality, and intuitive handling.”

Read the Full Review

Congratulations to Panasonic and the Lumix DMC-LX100!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Lens of the Year 2014

Mark Goldstein | Lenses, PhotographyBLOG
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This week we’re revealing our favourite products from last year in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2014.

The Lens of the Year 2014 award goes to the Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R.

“The Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R is a superb addition to the X-series range, offering a classic portraiture focal length and an ultra-fast aperture that produces simply beautiful background bokeh with a minimum of fuss.”

Read the Full Review

Congratulations to Fujifilm and the XF 56mm F1.2 R!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Software of the Year 2014

Mark Goldstein | PhotographyBLOG, Software
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Over the next 6 days we’ll be revealing our favourite products from last year in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2014.

Kicking things off is the Software of the Year 2014 award, which goes to Corel PaintShop Pro X7.

“Corel PaintShop Pro is a system that gets better with each release and X7 is arguably their best yet.”

Read the Full Review

Congratulations to Corel and PaintShop Pro X7!

50 Double-sided Gloss Business Cards Winners

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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We've teamed up with Goodprint to give away 50 double-sided gloss business cards to 5 lucky winners!

The 5 winners are: Stevo Odinson, Angus Holmes, TIA, Emilio Alvarez Rodriguez, Markos Doulgerakis. Congratulations!

Goodprint is an online printing company dedicated to helping businesses spread the word about what they do. We offer templates to help you create beautifully-made business cards, letterheads, compliment slips, postcards and labels, or you can upload your own designs. We’re very passionate about print, and work to create stand-out designs that are easy-to-use.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Win a Samsung 60mm F2.8 Macro ED OIS SSA Lens!

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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We've teamed up with Samsung to give away a fantastic 60mm F2.8 Macro ED OIS SSA Lens (Black) worth £500!

The lucky winner is Dimitris Tsanaktsidis. Congratulations!

Here’s a lens ready for its close-up: the Samsung 60mm macro lens. It comes equipped with a supersonic actuator for fast, silent and precise auto focusing — perfect for the amateur entomologist looking to capture an amazing image of a fluttering butterfly. And thanks to its internal focusing system, the lens barrel remains fixed. So you can get right up close to your tiny little subjects without startling them and capture stunning details that can’t be seen with the naked eye.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Win 1000Gb of Memory Cards!

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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Sergio Bonagamba has been chosen as the lucky winner! Congratulations!

We’ve teamed up with online photography supplies and electronic store, 7DayShop for a 1 terabyte SD Card and Micro SD Card product bundle giveaway featuring:

7 x 128Gb Cards
1 x 64Gb Card
1 x 32Gb Card
1 x 8xGb Card

Worth a total value of £250 for one lucky winner!

Founded in 1998, 7dayshop has become an established household brand and online retailer of photography, electronics and computer accessories.  

7DayShop’s dedicated team of professional buyers source the highest quality products at the most competitive prices for well over a million happy customers. 7DayShop also manufacture own-branded SD memory cards, batteries, ink cartridges, photography accessories and equipment and many other gadgets, household electronic devices and accessories.

Win a Michron Time-Lapse Photography Device!

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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The 5 lucky winners are Samsul Arifin, Simon Slavik, Tomislav Buza, Leanne Lunn and Rob. Congratulations!

We’ve teamed up with Alpine Labs to give away a smartphone-programmable Michron time-lapse device to 5 lucky winners!

The Michron provides an affordable entry point for enthusiast photographers into stationary time-lapse photography.

It connects to the majority of DSLR and mirrorless cameras and are programmed by a simple smartphone interface that enables the user to walk away with their smartphone after programming. This leaves the user free to play with their smartphone while the camera captures the time-lapse footage.

To find out more about Alpine Labs, visit http://alpinelaboratories.com/ 

Win a Vanguard Alta CA AGH Tripod!

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The lucky winner is Aris Garinis. Congratulations!

We’ve teamed up with Vanguard to give away an Alta CA AGH tripod, worth $180!

The Vanguard Alta CA 234AGH tripod kit is designed to meet the requirements of any enthusiast photographer, especially those wanting a great combination of portability and stability with a pistol grip head.

This aluminium tripod kit is extremely lightweight at under 1.7kg and the legs have four sections that enable it to fold down to just over 57cm, making it extremely portable. Despite this it still features an unrivalled loading capacity of 5kg and extends to just below 1.6m making it extremely versatile.

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Win a TemplateMonster WordPress Theme!

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Now you have a chance to start your own photo portfolio or personal blog: TemplateMonster is giving out 3 premium WordPress themes for free!

This competition has now CLOSED. The three lucky winners are:

#3 Niklas Henriksson
#8 Tate
#11 Ryan Holman

WordPress is the most popular Content Management System for blogs, portfolios and business websites – stable, modern, extendable. TemplateMonster is one of the oldest providers of professional WordPress themes. Today we are starting the giveaway, after which 3 winners will get their premium themes with all their benefits – professional design, fully responsive layout and free 24/7 support.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Vanguard Alta Pro AB100 Winner

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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We’ve teamed up with Vanguard to give away an Alta Pro AB100 tripod, worth $250!

Steven has been randomly chosen as the lucky winner - congratulations!

The Alta Pro 263AT tripod and SBH 100 ball head are an impressive pair. Alta Pro tripods have unmatched stability and flexibility, enabling more angle possibilities than ever before. Its innovative Multi-Angle Central Column (MACC) System allows users to move the central column from zero to 180-degree angles in variable vertical and horizontal positions making macro-photography and special wide-angle shots a breeze.The Instant Swivel Stop-n-Lock (ISSL) System securely repositions the central column in one simple movement, in just a few seconds, while maintaining the tripod’s stability. Additional tripod features include advanced camera vibration and shock control, aluminum alloy legs that adjust to 25, 50 and 80-degree angles, quick-flip leg locks, patented premium magnesium die-cast canopy, hexagon-shaped central column for extra stability, and non-slip, spiked rubber feet for changing terrains. Its SBH-100 fluid-like ball head rotates 360 degrees and has smooth locking knobs,and an outstanding loading capacity.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Fujifilm X-T1 Camera Winner

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We've teamed up with CameraWorld to give away a fantastic Fujifilm X-T1 camera with a 18‑55mm f2.8‑4 LM R OIS lens!

The lucky winner is Jackson Anderson. Congratulations!

CameraWorld is a real camera shop, helping you to make the most of your hobby. Our expert team has many years experience within the photographic trade with knowledge gained over 40 years. Many are photographers themselves and enjoy passing their knowledge on. You'll also find our online service fast, efficient and courteous and you can always call us if you want to talk to a human being! We are dedicated to bringing you the very best in service, choice and price.

We're very easy to find, our London store is just off Oxford Street between Oxford Circus station and Tottenham Court Road station. The Essex shop is located in High Chelmer Shopping Centre, just off the High Street in Chelmsford. Visit us and you'll always find a friendly welcome. Our policy is to serve our customers as we would like to be served ourselves, a simple ideal that we try hard to live up to.

There are 5 different ways to enter - login via Facebook or enter your email address, then complete them all below to stand the best chance of winning the Fujifilm X-T1! And refer your friends to get even more chances!

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Samsung WB350F SMART Camera Winner

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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We've teamed up with Samsung to give away a fantastic Samsung WB350F SMART camera. In addition, 3 runners-up will each receive a Samsung Plus microSDHC 8Gb memory card.

The lucky winner of the Samsung WB350F SMART camera is Alan Downie. Congratulations!

The three runners up, who each win a Samsung Plus microSDHC 8Gb memory card, are Petegk Salonika, Gaz Tanner and Elina Qonita.

People who want to capture and share powerful and unique images can now do so with the elegant and impressively equipped Samsung WB350F SMART Camera. This state of the art compact zoom camera comes with 21x optical zoom capabilities and a 23mm Wide Angle lens as standard, allowing users to create images with striking depth and detail. Whether zooming in on a subject from a great distance, or capturing a sprawling landscape that stretches for miles, the device delivers sharp detail and bright images on every shot.

The WB350F is also furnished with an impressive 16MP BSI CMOS sensor. This eliminates the need to use a flash at inopportune moments or at events – as the superior sensor needs less light than its conventional counterparts, without sacrificing image quality.

There are several different ways to enter - login via Facebook or enter your email address, then complete them all below to stand the best chance of winning! And refer your friends to get even more chances.

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera and 18-135mm STM f/3.5-5.6 Lens Winner!

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We've teamed up with CameraWorld to give away a fantastic Canon EOS 70D DSLR camera with a 18-135mm STM f/3.5-5.6 lens!

Congratulations to Rosie Truasheim, who has been randomly selected as the lucky winner of this great prize. Thanks to everyone else for entering.

CameraWorld is a real camera shop, helping you to make the most of your hobby. Our expert team has many years experience within the photographic trade with knowledge gained over 40 years. Many are photographers themselves and enjoy passing their knowledge on. You'll also find our online service fast, efficient and courteous and you can always call us if you want to talk to a human being! We are dedicated to bringing you the very best in service, choice and price.

We're very easy to find, our London store is just off Oxford Street between Oxford Circus station and Tottenham Court Road station. The Essex shop is located in High Chelmer Shopping Centre, just off the High Street in Chelmsford. Visit us and you'll always find a friendly welcome. Our policy is to serve our customers as we would like to be served ourselves, a simple ideal that we try hard to live up to.

There are 5 different ways to enter - login via Facebook or enter your email address, then complete them all below to stand the best chance of winning the Canon EOS 70D! And refer your friends to get even more chances!

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Monday, June 2, 2014

Manfrotto Professional Backpack 50 Winners

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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Win one of two Manfrotto Professional Backpack 50 worth £219.95!

The two lucky winners are Jan Enkelmann and Michelle Bosomworth. Congratulations!

All the gear you want, protected and with you all the time! Built to carry pro DSLRs, lenses, flash, a laptop, tripod and accessories, Manfrotto Professional Backpacks are designed to function as a work station on the ground while you're shooting, and thanks to their Camera Protection System (CPS) and Exo-tough multi-layered construction, they ensure the maximum level of protection for your gear.

Product Features

The Professional Backpack 50 is designed to hold a pro DSLR with battery grips, attached 70-200 F/2.8 lens, additional camera body, 5 extra lenses, flash, tablet, 15” laptop, tripod and accessories. With a removable rain cover to protect your gear from the elements, and including detachable straps on the front and side of the bag for attaching a tripod, you can be sure this bag suits your every need!

CPS - Camera Protection System
Exo-tough multi-layered construction for higher protection
Bag opens completely, with flap serving as field mat
Side pockets for personal accessories
Front flap with pockets for accessories and a tablet
Padded adjustable shoulder straps + padded back system
Specialised tripod base for Manfrotto tripods
Tripod connects to front or side with detachable straps. Hidden side pocket for additional tripod
Carry options: shoulder strap, Easy Grip handle or slung over trolley handle
Top access for fast draw
Sturdy TPU feet keep bag off the ground and serve as shock absorbers

To find out more please visit http://www.manfrotto.co.uk

8Gb Eye-Fi Mobi Wireless Memory Card Winners

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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We're giving away 5 Eye-Fi Mobi 8GB wireless memory cards, worth £41.99 each!

The 5 lucky winners are: Barrie Bullock, colin baker, juergen hefele, Darren Stone and keren curran. Congratulations!

Eye-Fi Mobi adds the convenience and the connectivity of mobile devices to high quality digital photography. Photos and videos can now be transferred quickly, easily and wirelessly to a smartphone or tablet, making them immediately available for sharing with the rest of the world via social media or email.

Thanks to Eye-Fi Mobi, the cumbersome transfer of photos from the camera to smartphone or PC is a thing of the past, so now photographers only need to focus on making unforgettable photos. Juggling a multitude of devices is no longer necessary: the high quality photos from the camera can now be shared instantly via social media. Replace the camera’s standard SD card with an Eye-Fi Mobi card to make the pictures appear on your iOS or Android™ device in two simple steps.

To find out more please visit http://en.eyefi.com/